Friday, May 11, 2007

Revolting Students

The students are unhappy. Ségolène was their champion(ne) and she didn't make it, so, in true French tradition, they're going on strike. To be fair not all of them are going on strike, just some of the more extremely left ones, but blocking access to courses affects everyone of course.

Some of the unions are saying 'wait until we actually have a government and looming unpleasant policies in front of us and then act' but others are pushing for a big demonstration the day of the changeover of power. Time will tell how it pans out.

Photographically speaking, this pic tries to be strong by virtue of repetition of the Ségolène image rather than focusing exclusively on one poster. Both techniques are valid. Here I wanted to show the effect of having the same image repeated almost overpoweringly and perhaps menacingly, despite the beautiful smile, to hammer a message home.
© 2007 Sab Will / Paris Set Me Free

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